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and two others during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. lots of going on. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsi e responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators say stevens death was planned. . >> appears to be well-planned out. certainly this was more than just a protest gone bad but whether or not it was a premeditated al qaeda attack, i think is still to be determined. >> reporter: 50 marines are headed to libya to protect the embassy i
and raised a black islamic flag that praised the prophet mohammed. in libya, the attack at the u.s. benghazi consulate turned deadly when they fired guns, burned the compound and burned the building. four americans were murdered including the embassy, christopher stevens. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the benghazi crimes. >> how could this happen in a country we help liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? >> the attacks in both libya and egypt are linked to a film called innocent of muslims, made by a california-based director. the movie depictures the prophet mohammed as a quote unquote fraud and a philanderer. a 14-minute trailer of the film was dubbed into egyptian arabic and posted on youtube, thus shared on the internet, including the muslim world. by thursday, national protests had spread to yemen, iran and elsewhere. the secretary of state bluntly separated the u.s. from the inflammatory film. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. but as i said yesterday, there is no justi
in benghazi was stormed where chris steven's and another american were killed. the rest of the staff was evacuated to a safe house. that was raided hours later. two other americans died in that assault. libyan officials said militants may have been tipped about the safe house location by someone in libyan security. susan mcginnis is following this from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. washington is bracing for more violence across the muslim world today, this is after muslim religious authorities called for mass demonstrations after the weekly friday prayers. protests continue in cairo, egypt for e fourth day in a row. anger over an american made anti-islam film has spread from egypt to libya to yemen. u.s. officials have beefed up security at embassies around the world. >> directed my administration to do whatever is necessary to protect all americans who are serving abroad, one of my highest priorities as president. >> reporter: officials peer the demonstrations will escalate today after several muslim clerics called on muslims to join the protest after the trad
'agata in benghazi, libya. plus, david martin on who might be behind the attack. and wilwilon spreading anti-american violence. the federal reserve pumps more money into the economy. wyatt andrews on who will benefit and who won't. the drought and tough choices. jim axlerod with a man who helps decide where the water will go. and a final good-bye to the first man on the moon from the last. >> farewell, my friend. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. if a single picture captured the story of the day, it had to be this one. protesters bashing a heavily fortified door in the middle eastern country of yemen, the sign they've ripped down says, "embassy of the united states." anti-american violence spread in the region today, fueled by anger or a once-obscure internet movie that ridicules islam, a film produced in the united states but one that has been condemned by the u.s. government. a mob attacked but did not break in to the u.s. embassy in yemen. in telephone calls today, president obama be thanked the president of yemen for co
when the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, came under attack tuesday. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> reporter: the obama administration is pushing back against a british newspaper report that the state department had credible information about the benghazi attack 48 hours before it happen. >> the story is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was planned or imminent. >> reporter: violent demonstrations against the anti- islam film spread across the muslim world friday. protesters breached the grounds of the u.s. embassies in tunisia and the sudan with angry mobs ripping down the american flag and replacing it with the black flag of muslim extremists. danielle nottingham, cbs news. >>> front and center tonight the virginia board of health and the fight over abortion clinics in virginia. the issue, do clings have to meet stringent -- clinics have to meet stringent hospitallike standards? abortion supporters and opponents both gathere
. american investigators are in benghazi and two u.s. warships and an elite unit of u.s. marines are on their way to assist with security. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: protesters climbed the gates of the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital. they burned tires and threw rocks expressing outrage over an anti-muslim film on youtube. embassy officials say all americans are safe. secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is closely watching the unfolding demonstrations. >> we certainly hope and expect that there will be steps taken to avoid violence. >> reporter: in iraq, more unrest. demonstrators in baghdad torched an american flag and in cairo, egypt, police used tear gas to hold back thousands of angry protesters. secretary of state hillary clinton said again today there is no justification for violence, but also addressed the video. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. u.s. officials are trying to sort out wha
abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi open an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >> three americans who were injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. receipt a mans of ambassador stevens -- the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed will arrive back in this country tomorrow. >>> we are learning more about the attack itself. every room in that american consulate was torched, vandalized and looted. the compound on a residential street in the port city of benghazi was not heavily fortified. those attackers bombed the guard house
americans dead including the u.s. ambassador after an attack in benghazi. >> 20 attackers stormed the conflict under the cover of darkness. >> protesters scaled the walls of the american embassy in cairo and tore down the american flag. >> they say it insults the prophet muhammad. >> senior u.s. official said they are on alert throughout the region fearing that there is more to come. >> israel's prime minister pressuring the united states to take a tougher stand against iran over its nuclear program. >> to ease tension he spoke for an hour with benjamin netanyahu. >> the world says wait there's still time. i say wait for what. >> flash floods, knocked out power to thousands in las vegas. >> oh, wow. oh, my goodness, guys. >> here we go. >> downtown l.a. when a chase came to a dramatic end between officers and the armed shootout. >> could kate be pregnant? she was toasting with water not wine. >> whoa. he got the ball. >> i know. >> this guy needs to be moved to a home. >> tell me what oprah smells like. >> smells like diamonds. >> let the buzz begin. apple is set to announcement t
americans. in benghazi, libya, visiting the ruins, charlie what did you see? >> reporter: well, nora, ruins is a good way to describe it, because the place has been decimated. every single building, every single room has been torched, everything inside smashed to pieces or taken out. really, there would have been no place to hide in that compound. when you talk to libyans here you hear the same thing. everybody is heartbroken. they're saddened, shocked by what's happened. they say that they're ashamed of what's happened. they say the ambassador is a personal friend to the libyans. he was here for growth, to show there is a stable future forelibya, ironically, and they held a pro-american rally last night here in benghazi to reinforce those sentiments. so, you know, even days after this event, there is a sense of shock, of anger at those behind it, and the investigation now continues to find out who was behind these killings. the libyans tell me this was directed by al qaeda. this could not have come out of anger from the libyan people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi
as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an american made film that they believe insults islam's prophet muhammad. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths. >> reporter: stevens was a career diplomat who had already served to hours in lybia. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: the unrest started in cairo, egypt where demonstrators scaled the wall of the u.s. embassy and tore down the american flag all in the name of religion. republican white house hopeful mitt romney accused the obama administration of sending mixed signals about condemning the attacks. >> possibly the
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi tuesday. a battle between police and protesters continued for a fourth day in cairo and in tunisia clouds of black smoke were seen as protesters stormed the gate of the u.s. embassy in tunis. friday's demonstrations were not confined to the middle east. this was the scene outside the american embassy in london. the protests seem at least in part a response to an internet movie trailer produced in the u.s. it angered muslims for its unflattering portrayal of the prophet muhammad, much like the accelerated pace of last year's arab spring, word of the video spreading across the region rapidly through social media. youtube blocked the video in egypt and in libya where those attacks on american personnel took place tuesday, the scope of which stunned the u.s. diplomatic community. an official said friday arrests had been made in connection with those killings in benghazi. >> there are reports tonight of violent protests in more than two dozen nations in northern africa, the middle east and europe. in sudan police reportedly fired on thousands of demonstrators
of the u.s. consulate in the city of benghazi. it happened after hundreds of people converged on the consulate to protest a little-known internet film that ridicules islam. the film was produced in the united states. it was just a year ago that the u.s. helped overthrow libya's dictator moammar qaddafi and christopher stevens was one of the americans on the ground then helping the rebels to victory. we have a team of correspondents on this story and we will go first to david martin who's been talking to his sources at the pentagon. david? >> reporter: good evening, scott. u.s. officials say this was not an out-of-control demonstration but a well-executed attack by a well-armed band of thugs. the u.s. believes that the... this was executed by a group that is either associated with or sympathizes with al qaeda and that they took advantage of that demonstration ainst that anti-muslim film to launch their assault on the anniversary of 9/11. american ambassador chris stevens and information sean smith were in the main building when the attack, which turned into a four-hour gun batt
. they were killed tuesday in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. today anti-american violence spread throughout the muslim world, all of it sparked by a once-obscure internet film that ridicules the prophet mohammed. the film was produced in the united states. we're going to go first to nancy cordes with the return of the american dead. >> reporter: the remains of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others were carried off a military plane and into a hangar where the president and other dignitaries state department staffers and the victims' families waited. the families had met privately with the president and secretary of state before the ceremony. >> this has been a difficult week for the state department and for our country. >> reporter: an emotional secretary clinton paid tribute to each man in turn. sphaupb smith joined the state department after six years in the air force. tyrone woods-- known to most as rone-- spent two decades as a navy seal serving multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. glen doherty-- who went by "bub" was also a former seal and
to benghazi. the president of libya has just talked to charlie. what's he saying? >> reporter: well, good morning to you. just returned from the u.s. consulate where we did meet with the president of the libyan national council. he confirmed four arrests have been made. he's confident there will be more. you're confident the men behind the, the people behind this will be caught. why? what makes you so confident. >> because everyone is determined to. >> reporter: everyone is determined to. how far identified the group responsible for this? >> too early. >> reporter: have you made move towards the suspects responsible? we understand there's a no fly zone in place at benghazi airport. can you tell us more about that. >> any attempts by perpetrators. >> reporter: now the u.s. state department has released the names of the four men killed in the attack at the consulate in addition to the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and sean smith. they confirmed the deaths of tyrone woods a former navy s.e.a.l. who served multiple tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan and glenn dougherty. >> secretary
smith, glenn doherty and tyrone woods. the four men were killed when the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya came under attack tuesday. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> reporter: the obama administration is pushing back against a british newspaper report that the state department had credible information about the benghazi attack 48 hours before it happened. >> the story is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was planned or imminent. >> reporter: violent demonstrations against the anti- islam film spread across the muslim world friday. protesters breached the grounds of the u.s. embassies in tunisia and the sudan with angry mobs ripping down the american flag and replacing it with the black flag of muslim extremists. reports out of that region are saying a handful of demonstrators have died in those violent protests in tunisia and the sudan. at the state department danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> thank you. we ought to note
definitive conclusions. our assessment at the present is in fact it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video. but soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in libya post-revolution. and that it spun from there into something much, much more violent. >> schieffer: but you do not agree with him that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago? >> we do not-- we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> schieffer: do you agree or disagree with him that al qaeda had some part in this? >> well, we'll have to find out that out. i think it's clear there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence. whether they were al qaeda affiliate
live next door in the benghazi neighborhood say they're sorry. >> what happened here is not representing the libyans, especially not representing our islam. we're not like that. >> we feel shame. we feel shame for what happened. they were here to help us. they helped us and they were helping us and we really need this help. >> reporter: last night a british newspaper, the independent, reported that 48 hours before the attack, the state department had, quote, credible information about possible attacks and ignored it. but the obama administration has flatly denied the accusation and a spokeswoman for the director of national intelligence called it absolutely wrong. she said, quote, we were not aware of any actionable intelligence that an attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was either planned or imminent. as you heard norah o'donnell say, thee protests across -- these protests across the middle east expected to grow and spread after the friday morning prayers. back to you. >> kristin fisher with the live update from outside the state department this morning. >>> we'r
on u.s. missions in that region. >> the attacks happened in benghazi, libya and cairo, egypt. the attacks are being blamed on a california man and his films. >> americans want to say something bad about prophet mohammad. >> reporter: in cairo, egypt, demonstrators scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy tearing down the american flag and replacing it with an islamic banner. [indiscernible] >> reporter: those behind the attacks blame an american film they say ridicules the islamic prophet mohammad. >> they make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such a situation. >> reporter: in response the u.s. embassy in egypt issued a statement saying, it condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. in a statement secretary of state hillary clinton said, let me be clear, there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. but it was a statement from the embassy in egypt that set off a political firestorm between the obama and romney campaigns. mitt romney responded in a statement saying, it'
the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the just tess piece. >> reporter: the fbi open -- justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi opened the investigation to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. a government source says the fbi is sending investigators to germany to interview personnel who evacuated the consulate in libya. at the state department danielle nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> three americans injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed with him will arrive back in the u.s. tomorrow. >>> both sides in the presidential race campaigning today in the battle ground state of virginia.
an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> the world must stand together to unquivocally reject these brutal acts. >> reporter: tuesday night a mob with guns and rocket propelled grenades stormed the building. u.s. authorities are investigating whether a group with ties to al-qaeda may have planned the attack. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to work to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said ambassador stevens risked his life to help build a better libya and that libyans help get his bodies to hospital. tuesday a mob also reached the u.s. embassy in cairo protesting an obscure american made film about islam. the embassy released a statement condemning the movie drawing criticism from republican presidential candidate mitt romney. >> having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration. >> reporter: steve croft of 60 minutes asked fo
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